You might recall the traditional recipe I shared for authentic Irish Stew?
Well, readers, I can apprise you that it was cooked today.
I shall remind you of the ingredients and method:-
- 1 lb lean mutton pieces
- 1 lb onions
- 1 lb carrots
- 1 lb potatoes
- salt & pepper
- pinch of thyme
- Place mutton with thyme in pot and add cold water to cover.
- Bring slowly to the boil and simmer for one hour.
- Add vegetables, all peeled and roughly chopped.
- Continue cooking until vegetables are tender.
- Adjust seasoning.
The lamb - which was well trimmed of all fat - was cut into bite-size pieces, placed in the sauce-pan, covered with cold water, brought to the boil, and simmered for one hour, with thyme.
Thereafter, I added the roughly chopped vegetables; and seasoned it well.
What is my verdict?
This was the tastiest, simplest, most nutritious, healthiest Irish Stew I have had for many years.
The meat was very tender, too. The water it was simmered in turned into a stock, in fact.
Do not cover the pot, by the way; simply simmer the stew and turn the ingredients occasionally.
It took several hours. Do it slowly.